Man Struck By Two Vehicles and Killed While Pushing Wheelchair Across Highway

November 30, 2020

A man died after being hit by two vehicles Saturday night as he was walking and pushing a wheelchair across an Escambia County roadway.

The Florida Highway Patrol said the 61-year old man was pushing the wheelchair from the east shoulder towards the center turn lane on Mobile Highway near Walmart about 11:50 p.m.

The driver of a sedan was traveling north on Mobile Highway and did not see the pedestrian walking in the roadway, according to FHP. The sedan collided with the left side of the pedestrian, causing the pedestrian to fall onto the hood and windshield of the vehicle.

A southbound vehicle then collided with the pedestrian and the wheelchair.

The man was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Comments

6 Responses to “Man Struck By Two Vehicles and Killed While Pushing Wheelchair Across Highway”

  1. tami s mceachern on November 30th, 2020 3:12 pm

    I see a lot of people crossing in the middle of cervantes. It is scary and they should be crossing only at intersections or crosswalks. Why are people crossing in the middle of the road when drivers can’t see them? This is so sad and I hope never happens again.

  2. Suzie B on November 30th, 2020 1:35 pm

    A person who is homeless, IF that was this situation, has as much right as anyone to be out at 11:50 pm. Night hours are sometimes the worst time for these poor people to let their guard down and possibly sleep. If you don’t know the details, why judge? Maybe pray for the man, the drivers, the man’s remaining friends, and any possible family that may end up with this horrible news when you go to your EMPTY church. No, it wasn’t a good decision but apparently he wasn’t the only one out as TWO vehicles being driven by someone hit him. Pedestrians and bicyclists in our area are continually being hit – daytime and night time. It’s sad

  3. sueb on November 30th, 2020 10:04 am

    The Florida Highway Patrol said the 61-year old man was pushing the wheelchair from the east shoulder towards the center turn lane on Mobile Highway near Walmart about 11:50 p.m He was not in a crosswalk and pushing a wheelchair? Poor man should not have been out that late, homeless or not.

  4. Hit the Binders on November 30th, 2020 9:50 am

    It’s sad. When I travel that area btwn Fairfield and Pep Boy’s, I drop the speed considerably. That area is known for jay walkers and bike riders…. young and old.

  5. Gator on November 30th, 2020 6:21 am

    So very sad. Prayers for all.

  6. D.O, on November 30th, 2020 2:36 am

    This has to make it at least a dozen pedestrians killed in this area near the Wal-Mart over the past 4-5 years. Mostly homeless folks,I guess. Doesn’t seem to be any public outcry for better lighting or crosswalks. Just a mile or two down the road they’ve turned night into day on Cervantes after a single incident.





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